Sycamore’s Lyndsey Coddington hit for the cycle in Game 1 of a doubleheader softball game against Streator on Saturday.
Streator won Game 1, 16-5, while Sycamore earned a 16-4 win in Game 2, the Spartans’ first victory of the season.
Coddington finished the day 7-for-8 with two home runs and seven RBIs. Jasmyne Taylor went 3-for-5 with a home run, double and four RBIs, and McKenna Marcinkowski was 5-for-7 with two doubles and two RBIs for Sycamore (1-3).
Marcinkowski got the win in the circle in Game 2. She struck out seven and walked none while giving up four earned runs.
“We hit the ball well all day today. Watching Lyndsey today was pretty special. She was in the zone and I think that was either the first or second cycle I’ve been a part of in my coaching career,” Sycamore coach Jill Carpenter said. “The ball must have looked like a beach ball to her. We had a lot of kids hitting the ball hard all over the field. Hitting is contagious. Everybody was contributing in both games today. We bounced back nicely in Game 2. McKenna threw a pretty solid game and the bats obviously took a lot of pressure off of her.
Cogs get two wins: Genoa-Kingston defeated Rochelle, 8-1, and Belvidere, 11-3, on Saturday afternoon. Both games were played at Belvidere.
Baylie Ullmark threw two complete games for the Cogs (6-0), striking out 15 and improving her record to 4-0.
“Baylie’s off to a nice start. She’s been just like today, she throws a ton of strikes. She’s just off to a real good start,” G-K coach Mike Lauer said. “That’s made it a little bit more comfortable offensively, so we’re not pressing.”
Paige Keegan was 5-for-8 on the day for the Cogs with a triple, two RBIs and three runs scored.
Dani Mathey finished 4-for-6 with a triple and two RBIs, while Katie Thurlby went 3-for-6 with a double and a home run.
Barbs swept: DeKalb lost two games against Downers Grove South, falling 6-4, in Game 1 and 4-0 in Game 2.
The Barbs took a 4-3 lead into the sixth inning of Game 1 before Downers Grove South made its comeback.
Lindsey Costliow, Morgan Newport, Sarah Friedlund, Jessica Townsend and Taylor Garland each had hits.
Newport took the loss in Game 1 to fall to 5-1, while Katie Kowalski earned the loss in Game 2. Kowalski threw a complete game and fell to 1-1 on the season.
DeKalb is now 6-2.
“No disrespect the teams that we played up to this point, but Downers Grove South was very good competition and playing teams like that prepares us for the [postseason] at the end of the year,” Barbs coach Jeff Davis said.
Cogs swept in Rockford: Rockford Boylan swept a doubleheader with Genoa-Kingston. The Titans won Game 1, 4-3, and defeated the Cogs, 9-5, in Game 2.
Will Crozier went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Game 1, while Jose Ruiz went 2-for-4 and Andrew Caldwell finished 2-for-3.
Tommy Hansen threw 5 2/3 innings, giving up no earned runs and striking out three. Jake Langford finished 2-for-2 with two RBIs in Game 2.
DeKalb falls: Freeport beat DeKalb, 1-0, in Freeport. The Barbs fell to 1-2 on the season.
Barbs take 6th: DeKalb finished in sixth place at the Glenbard East Ram 7-team Invite.
The Barb duo of Rachel Kelly and Madi Alger finished in third place at No. 2 doubles.
“Good improvement from everyone during the day. We were playing better at the end. Mostly everyone improved mentally and physically,” DeKalb coach Duane Cowley said. “I think we played better this week than last week, and the level of competition was definitely higher also.”
Archbishop Moeller (Ohio) 8, Kaneland 4: At the University of Cincinnati, Kaneland (0-2) was unable to hold an early lead.